BLOCKS by SIZE 6" Quilt Blocks

Many quiltmakers like to make six inch quilt blocks in order to use a greater variety of blocks in a sampler style quilt. Another reason might be to test out the look of a block in a smaller size in order to save on the fabrics (just in case the block looks very different than in your imagination).

Whatever your reason for creating six inch blocks, the pieces are all just smaller versions of larger sized quilt blocks -- such as the most popular size, the 12" quilt block. This is what makes quiltmaking so exciting -- you are the designer and get to choose all the components.

Moonlight Star

Sample Quilt Layouts

The two sample quilt layouts shown below both use a diagonal setting of the blocks.

The quilt layout featured on the left alternates the blocks with blank, colourful squares and uses sashing strips in the background colour for further separation.

The quilt layout illustrated on the right also sets the blocks on point with sashing strips. Because there are no plain blocks in this quilt, the blocks side by side create a secondary design of different star blocks as a nice surprise element.